- ABMS Certification:
- Pediatrics, 1989, 1998; Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, 2002
- Research Interests:
Growth and nutrition in children with cerebral palsy|Assessment of growth and nutritional status in children with disabilities
- Clinical Practice:
- Cerebral Palsy-child, Developmental Disabilities-child, Pediatric Therapy & Rehab
- Professor of Pediatrics
Richard Stevenson, MD, is a developmental pediatrician and head of the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at UVA. He sees children who have slow or different development, including patients with conditions like autism, intellectual disability and ADHD. A native of Colombia, Dr. Stevenson is bilingual and welcomes Spanish-speaking patients and families. He is particularly interested in cerebral palsy, and has been part of UVA’s cerebral palsy clinic for over 25 years.
Dr. Stevenson attended the University of Notre Dame for his undergraduate education. He came to UVA for medical school and stayed on for his pediatrics residency. After completing a fellowship in developmental disabilities at the University of Iowa, he returned to UVA in 1989, joining the faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics. He was promoted to full professor in 2003.
Dr. Stevenson has been a fellow of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine since 1988, and served as its president in 2013. He also serves on the board of directors for the Virginia Institute of Autism.
- 2015-2018 Best Doctors in America® List
- University of Virginia, 1984
- Pediatrics, University of Virginia
- Developmental Pediatrics, University of Iowa